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Old 15-01-2006, 04:12 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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The Ranger wrote:
I'm hosting a gathering of the Clan Ranger tonight and thought the
following would be easy enough while helping those on "Lite"
diets.

Baked chicken breast in orange sauce and cinnamon
(Bone-in, skin on)


i'd suggest a teeny bit of cardamom or anise in there

Roasted carrots, Yukons, garlic, and acorn squash


since the main course is sweet, I would keep the veg plain or
pungent/spicy/slightly bitter.


Green salad with balsamic vinegar

I've had a request for white rice (my personal albatross) as well
but am shying away from that.


I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps tremedously
with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)

Other ideas? Variations?

Many thanks!

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Old 15-01-2006, 04:14 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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I'm hosting a gathering of the Clan Ranger tonight and thought the
following would be easy enough while helping those on "Lite"
diets.

Baked chicken breast in orange sauce and cinnamon
(Bone-in, skin on)

Roasted carrots, Yukons, garlic, and acorn squash

Green salad with balsamic vinegar

I've had a request for white rice (my personal albatross) as well
but am shying away from that.

Other ideas? Variations?

Many thanks!

The Ranger
==
Greeks like me have a basic flaw - we tend to build watches when
people only want the time.
-- Dimitri, ACC Aug. '05
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Old 15-01-2006, 04:30 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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"sarah bennett" wrote in message
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I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision


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Old 15-01-2006, 04:56 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
 
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Ophelia wrote:
"sarah bennett" wrote in message
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I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision


Sound like a good idea to me. My Chinese friends have one which may be
a hint that it is a good idea.

Another way to tackle rice is the standard 2 to 2 water - rice ratio,
put it in covered dish and bake it.
John Kane, Kingston ON Canada

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Old 15-01-2006, 04:58 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Ophelia wrote:
"sarah bennett" wrote in message
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I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision


Sound like a good idea to me. My Chinese friends have one which may be
a hint that it is a good idea.


)






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Old 15-01-2006, 05:05 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Ophelia wrote on 15 Jan 2006 in rec.food.cooking


"sarah bennett" wrote in message
news:Yvuyf.4820

I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision




I find my small auto rice maker quite a nice handy lttle unit.

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Old 15-01-2006, 05:22 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Ophelia wrote:

"sarah bennett" wrote in message
news:Yvuyf.4820

I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision



I make so much rice and could never make it on the stove top either. I got the
rice cooker, A National, and there hasn't been a problem since. It's one of
the appliances that never leaves the counter because I use it so often.

I'm having a sushi party later this month and that thing will be
indespensible.

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"Mr Libido Incognito" wrote in message
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Ophelia wrote on 15 Jan 2006 in rec.food.cooking


"sarah bennett" wrote in message
news:Yvuyf.4820

I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision




I find my small auto rice maker quite a nice handy lttle unit.


)


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"The Bubbo" wrote in message
...
Ophelia wrote:

"sarah bennett" wrote in message
news:Yvuyf.4820

I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision



I make so much rice and could never make it on the stove top either. I
got the
rice cooker, A National, and there hasn't been a problem since. It's
one of
the appliances that never leaves the counter because I use it so
often.

I'm having a sushi party later this month and that thing will be
indespensible.


I am feeling much better about mine now)) I was sure I would be
derided)




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Old 15-01-2006, 05:34 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Ophelia wrote:

I make so much rice and could never make it on the stove top either. I
got the
rice cooker, A National, and there hasn't been a problem since. It's
one of
the appliances that never leaves the counter because I use it so
often.

I'm having a sushi party later this month and that thing will be
indespensible.


I am feeling much better about mine now)) I was sure I would be
derided)



oh pffft. You're using a tool that allows you greater success than your other
options. Anyone who derides you probably also spends too much time in
alt.binaries.live.nude.davidhasselhoff to understand the real world!

I've had mine since 1997 and the only thing I've noticed is that over the
years I've had to slightly increase the water to rice ratio. Other than that,
the thing works like a charm


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Old 15-01-2006, 05:45 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On Sun 15 Jan 2006 09:30:45a, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Ophelia?


"sarah bennett" wrote in message
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I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision


Lots of folks prefer using a rice cooker. Being the small appliance and
gadget junkie that I am, I would certainly own one, too, but we don't eat
enough rice to justify it.



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Old 15-01-2006, 05:51 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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The Bubbo wrote on 15 Jan 2006 in rec.food.cooking

Ophelia wrote:

I make so much rice and could never make it on the stove top
either. I got the
rice cooker, A National, and there hasn't been a problem since.
It's one of
the appliances that never leaves the counter because I use it so
often.

I'm having a sushi party later this month and that thing will be
indespensible.


I am feeling much better about mine now)) I was sure I would be
derided)



oh pffft. You're using a tool that allows you greater success than
your other options. Anyone who derides you probably also spends too
much time in alt.binaries.live.nude.davidhasselhoff to understand the
real world!

I've had mine since 1997 and the only thing I've noticed is that over
the years I've had to slightly increase the water to rice ratio. Other
than that, the thing works like a charm



I used to be able to cook rice in the microwave...But that was when there
were 4 of us...now there's just me and also with a different microwave. I
made basmati rice most nights for supper. But that was in the early 90's.
Now I'm outa practice. Hence the rice cooker.

It's like most things you do repeatedly after a while you don't need to
measure or anything, you just know. Well since the new nuker and the
smaller quanities, I just didn't know anymore. And it was a pain to make
3 or 4 batches of rice so's 1 batch would be eatible. Hence the rice
maker. Plus I rarely eat rice anymore...low carbing and diabetic
reasons...Sure I'll cheat and eat say 1/2 cup of cooked rice now and
then, usually when dining out. So to get 1/2 cup cooked rice you need to
cook less than 1/4 cup raw rice, that is possible in my rice cooker but
not so likely in the nuker.


I like my rice buttered...How do you like your rice?

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The eyes are the mirrors....
But the ears...Ah the ears.
The ears keep the hat up.
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Ophelia
 
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"Mr Libido Incognito" wrote in message
...
The Bubbo wrote on 15 Jan 2006 in rec.food.cooking

Ophelia wrote:

I make so much rice and could never make it on the stove top
either. I got the
rice cooker, A National, and there hasn't been a problem since.
It's one of
the appliances that never leaves the counter because I use it so
often.

I'm having a sushi party later this month and that thing will be
indespensible.

I am feeling much better about mine now)) I was sure I would be
derided)



oh pffft. You're using a tool that allows you greater success than
your other options. Anyone who derides you probably also spends too
much time in alt.binaries.live.nude.davidhasselhoff to understand the
real world!

I've had mine since 1997 and the only thing I've noticed is that over
the years I've had to slightly increase the water to rice ratio.
Other
than that, the thing works like a charm



I used to be able to cook rice in the microwave...But that was when
there
were 4 of us...now there's just me and also with a different
microwave. I
made basmati rice most nights for supper. But that was in the early
90's.
Now I'm outa practice. Hence the rice cooker.

It's like most things you do repeatedly after a while you don't need
to
measure or anything, you just know. Well since the new nuker and the
smaller quanities, I just didn't know anymore. And it was a pain to
make
3 or 4 batches of rice so's 1 batch would be eatible. Hence the rice
maker. Plus I rarely eat rice anymore...low carbing and diabetic
reasons...Sure I'll cheat and eat say 1/2 cup of cooked rice now and
then, usually when dining out. So to get 1/2 cup cooked rice you need
to
cook less than 1/4 cup raw rice, that is possible in my rice cooker
but
not so likely in the nuker.


I like my rice buttered...How do you like your rice?


I like to make mine with chicken stock and peas





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"Wayne Boatwright" wrote in message
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On Sun 15 Jan 2006 09:30:45a, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it
Ophelia?


"sarah bennett" wrote in message
news:Yvuyf.4820

I find that cooking the rice as if it were a pilaf (i.e. cooking the
rice and oil together and then adding hot water/stock) helps
tremedously with cooking white rice (esp. aromatic ones)


I am rubbish at cooking rice so much so that I bought myself an
electric rice cooker

O awaiting the shouts of dirision


Lots of folks prefer using a rice cooker. Being the small appliance
and
gadget junkie that I am, I would certainly own one, too, but we don't
eat
enough rice to justify it.


Well we eat very little but I can always justify a new small
appliance)




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